The City of Tarkio Board of Aldermen met Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at Tarkio City Hall. The Pledge of Allegiance was conducted. Tarkio City Clerk Becky Jones gave roll call: aldermen Scott Poppa, Mike Klosek, Blu Dow and Andy Riley were all present. Mayor Tim Morehouse called the public hearing to order.
The public hearing was for Paul J. Seaman and Beverly K. Jones, who have requested to have a home-based catering business out of their residence at 504 Linden Street. The Zoning Board met by phone and email through Tarkio City Hall, 602 Main Street in Tarkio, May 3-6, 2019, and gave their approval if there were no neighbors opposing the request. Mr. Seaman was present for the hearing. There were no residents present for the meeting. Klosek made a motion to close the public hearing and the motion was seconded and approved. The public hearing adjourned.
City employees present were: Police Chief Tyson Gibbons, Street Superintendent Jamie Quimby, and Parks/Animal Control Chris Hogue. Visitors present were: Mike Klosek, Sr. and Dallas Prather. Tarkio Park Board President Ashlee Driskell, Park Board members Mike Klosek, III, Seth Spire, and Chris Conn all came into the meeting at 6:40 p.m.
The minutes of the regular meeting of May 8 and the special meeting of May 22 were approved as distributed.
Additions, deletions or continuances to the agenda: The clerk needs to add number 12 under business, new web page design and street resurfacing bid opening in the Street Department report.
Mayor Morehouse read Resolution 56-19 approving the addition of a street light at the corner of 6th and Main on the northeast corner. Poppa made a motion to approve Resolution 56-19 approving the street light addition, Klosek seconded the motion, four ayes voted to accept the motion and the second. The resolution passed.
Mayor Morehouse read Resolutions 57-19 approving the Seaman and Jones home-based business request. Poppa made a motion to approve Resolution 57-19 approving the Seaman and Jones home-based business request and the motion was seconded and approved. The resolution passed.
Mayor Morehouse asked to approve Jim Allen to serve on the Tarkio Zoning Board to replace Lee Eddie Stevens. Dow made a motion to approve and the motion was seconded and passed.
Mayor Morehouse asked for approval of the appointment of Seth Spire to be on the Park Board. Dow made a motion to approve the appointment and the motion was seconded and passed. The appointment was approved.
Mayor Morehouse read Bill No. 235-19 Ordinance No. 221.19: An Ordinance by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Tarkio, Atchison County, Missouri, (Hereinafter Referred to as “City” amending the City Code of Ordinances: Chapter 210 Offenses, Article I, General Provisions Section 210.1870 and Chapter 600 Alcoholic Beverages Section 600.070. Miscellaneous Offenses. To Allow For the Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages When Sold By Approved Concessionaires Or Caterers in the City By a Permit by title. Klosek made a motion to approve Bill No. 235-19 Ordinance No. 221.19. Dow seconded the motion and the motion and second were approved.
Mayor Morehouse gave the second reading of Bill No. 235-19 Ordinance No. 221.19 by title. Klosek seconded the motion and the motion was seconded and approved. Bill 235-19, Ordinance 221.19 was adopted.
Mayor Morehouse read Bill No. 236.19 Ordinance No. 222.19: An Ordinance By the Board of Aldermen of the City of Tarkio, Atchison County, Missouri, (Hereinafter Referred to as “City” Amending the City Code of Ordinances By Adding a New Chapter Park Rules and Regulation by title. Klosek made a motion to approve Bill No. 235-19 Ordinance No. 221.19. Poppa seconded the motion and the motion and the second were approved.
Mayor Morehouse gave the second reading of Bill No. 235-19 Ordinance No. 221.19 by title. Poppa made a motion to approve Bill No. 235-19 Ordinance No. 221.19. Klosek seconded the motion and the motion and second were approved. Bill 236-19, Ordinance 222.19 was adopted.
Mayor Morehouse read Bill No. 237.19, Ordinance 223.19: An Ordinance Authorizing The Execution of Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission’s Agreement To State Block Grant Agreement By and Between the City Of Tarkio, Missouri, a Municipal Corporation, and The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, To Provide Airport Improvement For the City of Tarkio, and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk of the City of Tarkio, Missouri, to Execute the Same by and on Behalf of Said City. Riley made a motion to approve Bill No. 237.19, Ordinance 223.19. Klosek seconded the motion and the motion passed.
Mayor Morehouse gave the second reading of Bill No. 237.19, Ordinance 223.19. Klosek made a motion to approve Bill No. 237.19, Ordinance 223.19. Riley seconded the motion and the motion passed. Bill 237-19, Ordinance 223.19 was adopted.
Riley made a motion to approve the special event permit and application. Klosek seconded the motion and the motion passed.
Tarkio R-I requested for tubes to be purchased by the city for replacement at two locations. Tarkio R-I is paying for the concrete. Klosek made a motion for the city to pay for the tubes needed. Dow seconded the motion and the motion passed.
The board discussed the nuisance violations on properties in town in length. The officers are to be checking for violations and sending letters out.
Proposed handbook changes were brought up. The board voted to table the handbook.
The Northwest MissouriRegional Council of Governments will no longer be hosting the city’s web page after September. Jones got a quote from Midwest Data Center. There will be a one-time fee of $520 to set it up and a monthly cost of $15.75 thereafter. There is a yearly domain fee which is $20.00 or less. Dow made a motion to approve having Midwest Data Center build the city’s new web page and the motion was seconded and approved.
City Buildings – Blu Dow: There is a leak on the City Hall building. Roofer’s Inc., the company that put on the foam roof, came and looked at it and found hail damage. Becky called MIRMA and they will be sending someone to look at the roof.
Fire Department – Mike Klosek: Chief Shane Bredensteiner said the new truck for the department has not arrived. Meek and Sons came and cleaned the air conditioner at the Fire Station. He noted that it needs to be cleaned every year.
City Parks – Andy Riley and Park Board President Ashlee Driskell: They gave a report for the Park Board. Items at the pool addressed and fixed were the gauge, men’s faucet, women’s toilets and vacuuming. Matthew Lester has completed the landscaping updates at Niedermeyer Park for his Eagle project. He will be starting on the Doug Summa landscaping soon. He will be placing a flag and 25’ silver telescopic flag pole. On July 13, the Park Board will show “The Greatest Showman” behind the community building. The Rotary Club is doing a 14K, matching 3:1 grant. The board is looking into several new playground items. Corey and Mike would like to check into going to the CPO course. There is an upcoming class on July 10 and July 11 in Kansas City. The last day for the pool to be open is September 1. There have been after hour swimmers in the pool, and the boards discussed putting up cameras to record motion. Poppa made a motion to split the cost of camera system for the pool with the police department. The motion was seconded and approved.
Streets Department – Scott Poppa and Jamie Quimby: There were no major repairs in May. The City-Wide Clean-Up totals were 52,380 pounds of debris picked up during this week, with a cost of $1,178.55 for dumping. The damage to the yard was repaired and seeded. They have continued to work with cold patch, and 22 tons will be delivered within the next week. They started spraying weeds on streets and other areas. They do not spray ditches or steep banks. A tree in the city right of way along 4th street dropped a large limb and was discovered to be hollow. M&L Tree Service cut the tree and the city hauled it off and helped with clean up. There is another tree at this property that is also in need of being removed. The department will start trimming low hanging branches or limbs sticking out into the streets in the near future. Flood water got up to 1st Street several times this last month. Barricades were set up to keep people out of the flood water. There are street signs that are leaning. The street department will be going around and resetting these or replacing the post if necessary. Four tubes have been ordered to replace ones that are no longer functional or have been crushed. Some of these are for areas that are to be paved with this year’s matting project. There are four other trees on the right-of-way that need to be removed. Riley made a motion to have the trees removed and the motion was seconded and approved.
The Mayor opened the second bidding for the 2019 street resurfacing, as discrepancies were found in the first bids. One bid was received. The Herzog bid was $109,996.00 to resurface the 2019 streets given in the notice. Poppa made a motion to accept the bid from Herzog for $109,996.00. Dow seconded the motion. Three ayes voted to accept and Riley voted nay against the bid. The bid was accepted.
Police Department – Chief Gibbons reported on stops and cases filed.
Building Inspector and K-9 Officer – Adam Stanton: Stanton brought the dog into City Hall to meet the board.
Mayor Morehouse had nothing more to report.
Financials – Jones: No questions were asked on the financials.
The board voted to pay the outstanding bills. Riley made a motion to go into executive session for the purpose of hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting a particular employee. Dow seconded the motion and all voted to go into executive session. Those present besides the Mayor and Board were Mike Klosek III, Seth Spire, Ashlee Driskell and Chris Conn.
The meeting moved out of executive session. The Park Board will be taking applications for employment to split a position with the street department. Applications are due the 25th and the Park Board will look over them on the 26th.
Riley made a motion to go back into executive session for the purpose of 1. Leasing, purchase or sale of real estate by a public governmental body where public knowledge of the transaction might adversely affect the legal consideration therefore. The motion was seconded and all voted to go into executive session.
The next regular meeting will be July 10, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.